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H-1B woes: More bills tabled to make techies' entry into US even tougher

H1-B reform bill proposes to eliminate the lottery system

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With the Trump administration seriously mulling H-1B visa reforms, at least half a dozen bills have been tabled in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, contending that the programme that is popular among Indian IT firms eats into American jobs. Authors of all these bills from both the Republican and the Democratic parties believe that H-1B work visas, which are highly popular among Indian techies and Indian IT companies, tend to replace American workers. Even though this argument is disputed by research scholars, economists and Silicon Valley executives, these ...

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First Published: Thu, March 09 2017. 15:56 IST
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